TwispWorks, in partnership with Methow Arts Alliance and Confluence Gallery & Art Center, present the Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival to benefit fire and flood recovery for the Methow Valley. Phoenix Festival is an arts-inspired experience full of music, interactive art, local food and beverages, and opportunities for our community to rebuild after a devastating disaster season. Through music and art we will come together, honor our experiences and share our love for the Methow Valley. Proceeds from this event will go to the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization to benefit Methow Valley individuals and businesses.
DATE: Sat, Oct. 18, 2-10pm. Beer garden opens at 2pm. LOCATION: TwispWorks, Twisp, WA. TICKETS: $20/Adults, Kids/by donation (15 and under). Available for purchase at brownpapertickets.com, Twisp Daily Business, Riverside Printing and the Carlton Store and TwispWorks. CONTACT: 509.997.3300. We will offer free tickets to volunteers, clients of the following Social Service Organizations and to those who call to request assistance at TwispWorks: Room One, The Cove. At TwispWorks, Twisp, WA. 509.997.3300
Seattle rockabilly, swing and jump blues band. Rousing horns, sizzling original numbers, and genuine talent…
The Dusty 45s deliver their rockin’, high-energy music at just the right throttle to keep fans on their feet, begging for more. Over the years, the group has devoured styles ranging from twang country, jump blues, surf, and pure rock & roll, mixed-in elements from influences such as Dixieland and Jazz, and serve-it-up as a sizzling sound all their own. Singer/songwriter and front man Billy Joe Huels leads the band with an engaging, charismatic stage presence, a rippin’ guitar, and a trumpet which serves as an extension of himself. By the end of the show, the trumpet ends up on fire, literally. His original songs are delivered with panache by Seattle’s finest roots-rock wrecking crew: Jerry Battista on lead guitar, Kelly Van Camp on drums, Robin Cady on upright bass, and Arthur Migliazza on the Keys. The Dusty 45s have been thrilling crowds for over a decade.
The readers of the Seattle Weekly voted them “Best of Seattle” 3 years in a row. In 2007 Huels enchanted the theater crowd, starring as Buddy Holly in Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater’s production of “The Buddy Holly Story.” The fellas were also tapped to back ‘The Queen of Rockabilly” and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Wanda Jackson, in support of her blazing, Jack White-produced record. They were also honored to tour throughout the West with Ms. Jackson, opening for Grammy winner Adele. www.dusty45s.com
– Luc and the Lovingtons
Luc and the Lovingtons are a World-Soul-Reggae band based out of the Pacific Northwest with roots also in South America. Known for their raucous live shows and authentic, powerful message, the Lovingtons’ songs cut to the core in the likes of artists such as Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and India Arie. They come with a sincerity and class that leaves all listeners touched with an undeniable feel-good-ness. Rich vocal harmonies embedded in a jambalaya of Roots Reggae, Afro Pop, Motown and Soul, Luc and the Lovingtons are truly an inspiring and refreshing group that has sent their love around the world and back, and continues to receive the love and warmth of fans from all walks of life. lucandthelovingtons on Facebook
– Kore Ionz
Kore Ionz continue to bring the warmth of Hawaii and the soul of reggae into their brand of pop that resonates with Michael Franti & Spearhead as much as Bob Marley & The Wailers. With a multi-cultural cast of musicians that have played and collaborated with artists ranging from Digible Planets to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kore Ionz brings a positive energy that feels familiar, but takes reggae, rock, and pop to astonishingly new places. www.koreionz.com
– Bakra Bata
The six member Bakra Bata Steel Drums Band began providing entertainment services in the Seattle Puget Sound area in 1984, under the leadership of Michael Shantz. They have created a highly original and distinctly American style entertainment that draws primarily from the root traditions of trans-Atlantic cultures as they have developed in Caribbean music.
– Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Traditional percussion rhythms from Senegal, Guinea and other parts of Africa. Some instruments played include djembe, djun djun,sabar and tama (talking drum). Yeke Yeke is widely recognized in the Northwest for their powerful and expressive performances. They will take you on a musical journey through the textures and rhythms, making you want to dance with their fresh and heart-pumping grooves!
Sibling duo Lynette and Roger Westendorf present a set of eclectic folk songs, with a story line woven through of “Mother Nature, Home, and Hearth.” Endearing tunes and engaging tales performed in vocal harmony, accompanied on guitars, accordion, and keyboard.
– Christina Stout. Fire Dance
Christina Stout fell in love with fire spinning in 2004 and has been performing for events large and small since then. She especially enjoys collaborating with other performing artists and live musicians to bring potent and beautiful fire arts to the stage.
– The Spider Ferns
The Spider Ferns, are an electronic Trip-Rock duo. Our music is hypnotic, dark, melodic, joyful & danceable.
– Wild Mountain Nation
Wild Mountain Nation is a ever revolving, evolving, ramshackle group of musicians and friends playing a mix of Americana, folk, and country/rock music.
-The Family Vibe
The Rickabaugh family brings reggae and all original music to the stage.
Twisp residents and longtime underground dance DJ Eors Markos and Travis Smith will weave a tapestry of funky beats for the dancing feets.
3pm – Lindsay Picolet
3:20pm – Sky Kyss (Buddy Thomas, Rudy Shade, Randy Levine and Ray Robertson)
4pm – Right Now Improv (Kari Bown, Maureen Collins, Byron Odion, Raven Odion, Carolyn Schmekel, George Wooten, and possibly Noah Ashford.)
4:30-5pm – The Family Vibe with the Rickabaugh Family
CALL FOR CREATIVE SUBMISSIONS
If you are interested in submitting or presenting your fire-inspired creative work in any medium including visual, installation, audio, video, musical or performance art; having an art or food sales booth; contributing to the “Share Room”, or otherwise becoming involved in Phoenix Festival, please pick up a submission form at Confluence Gallery & Arts Center, Methow Arts Alliance or TwispWorks, or contact the person(s) listed below.
- Music or Performance Art: We are looking for acts of all shapes and all sizes! Music, juggling, human pyramid makers–the sky’s the limit!
- Please contact Amanda Jackson @ Methow Arts Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-997-4004
- Visual/Literary “Share Room”: Phoenix Festival is organizing a space for community members to share their pictures, poems, reclaimed burn items or any sort of token that you feel represents or embodies your experiences with this summer’s fires and floods. A “Share Room” will be set up for Festival attendees to view and interact with the pieces community members have collected.
- Please contact Nicole Ringgold @ Confluence Gallery, email@example.com or 509-997-2787
- Food Vendors: Phoenix Festival is working to support the local economy. Local food vendors–please contact us or submit an application!
- Art Vendors: Phoenix Festival will be a great opportunity to display and sell your art. Phoenix Festival will be providing space for 10′ x 10′ booths.
- Please contact Tori Karpenko @ TwispWorks, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-997-3300
- Volunteering: Would you like to help with planning, set-up, take-down, or other? We would love to have you!
DATE: Saturday, October 18, 2-10pm LOCATION: At TwispWorks, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: 509.997.3300